Clare Controls today released a ClareOne v1.2.3/9.1.2 software update that adds new drivers for select smart garage doors and climate control solutions, simplifies partners’ remote access and control capabilities and provides a Control4 driver update that simplifies security integration with the ClareOne platform.
The company has also added new wired and wireless security solutions and updated the ClareHome iOS and Android user apps to improve the music and thermostat applets.
Available on all existing ClareOne systems and advertised through a pop-up on ClareOne panels, the software update delivers immediate compatibility with Genie Aladdin Connect and Overhead Door — OHD Anywhere garage door controllers and provides seamless integration with thermostats, including Ecobee’s 5, 4 and 3 models and Honeywell’s VisionPro, FocusPro, Wi-Fi Color and RedLINK Hub models.
Garage door openers from Overhead Door and Genie are position-aware and provide both audible and visual warnings before remotely activating garage door movement. The new driver allows ClareHome users to control their garage door from the ClareHome mobile application. Users can control and determine door status based on ClareHome smart icons on the favorites page and create scenes, schedules and automations.
The Fusion Pro Enhancements provide partners with greater system control through backend programming. Partner-focused updates include configuration support for OvrC, enhanced service event history for security events, the ability to remotely add and configure smart home actions and climate events for clients, and access to create, add and activate sub-branches within a partner’s Fusion Pro account.
Meanwhile, the new Control4 integration capabilities make it easy to incorporate ClareOne panels and systems into a Control4 system, including two-way security controls and metadata feedback for panel states. In fact, integration can be completed in as little as four to five minutes thanks to auto-populated security zones, simple connections and no need for additional serial components.
Through the new Control4 driver, support is now offered for Instant Stay, Auto Bypassing, Secure Arming and auto-import of real-time status. The new Control4 T4 touch screens are now compatible as well. These updates simplify controlling alarm systems, including disabling zones or monitoring sensors and some core smart home functions such as occupancy and lighting automation with scene control based on whether a user is home or away.
Clare Controls also launched two new hardware products in coordination with the software update: a Hardwired Input Module that allows hardwired zone additions and takeover of existing hardwired devices and a Wireless Recessed Door/Window Sensor that provides a flush-mount intrusion sensor solution.